Tenable Nessus < 8.3.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2019-02)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 123462


Tenable Nessus running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version, the Tenable Nessus application running on the remote host is prior to 8.3.0. It is, therefore, affected by:

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in OpenSSL. A remote attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information, caused by the failure to immediately close the TCP connection after the hosts encounter a zero-length record with valid padding.

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in the moment module before 2.19.3 for Node.js. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via regular expression of crafted date string different than CVE-2016-4055 to cause the CPU consumption. (CVE-2017-18214)

- A denial of service (DoS) vulnerability exists in the duration function in the moment package before 2.11.2 for Node.js. An unauthenticated, remote attackers can exploit this issue, via date string ReDoS which will cause CPU consumption.


Upgrade to Tenable Nessus version 8.3.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 123462

File Name: nessus_tns_2019_02.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2019/03/28

Updated: 2019/10/30

Dependencies: 10147

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-1559

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:tenable:nessus

Required KB Items: installed_sw/nessus

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/03/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-1559, CVE-2017-18214, CVE-2016-4055

BID: 107174, 95849